First Super Nintendo World in the US set to open next year at Universal Studios Hollywood

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  • Nintendo has announced that its Super Nintendo World theme park at Universal Studios Hollywood is set to open next year.
  • Japan’s Super Nintendo World opened a year ago at the height of the pandemic, allowing only a limited number of guests through its doors.
  • The park will be centered around its most iconic characters — Mario, Luigi and Princess Peach — in what will be a highly “immersive” experience for guests.
  • Nintendo-themed apparel, hats and plush toys will be available for purchase inside the theme park’s main entrance.
  • The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, which opened in 2016, was the park’s most recent big launch.

Super Nintendo World will debut its first U.S. location at Universal Studios Hollywood in 2023.

On Thursday, March 10, Nintendo released an official announcement stating that Super Nintendo World is set to open next year at Universal Studios Hollywood in Universal City, California. The news comes a year after Japan’s Super Nintendo World opened its doors at Universal Studios Japan in Osaka. 

The Super Nintendo World theme park will “transport” guests into the universe of the game’s most iconic characters, Mario, Luigi and Princess Peach, in what will be a highly “immersive” experience.  

Nintendo stated that they have partnered with “the visionaries at Universal Creative” to create an “exhilarating experience” for fans.

“The immersive land will be a visual spectacle of vibrant colors and architectural ingenuity located within a newly expanded area of the theme park, featuring a groundbreaking ride and interactive areas, to be enjoyed by the whole family.”

Nintendo-themed gear will also be made available for purchase right inside the theme park’s main entrance, including Mario- and Luigi-themed apparel, iconic character hats and a selection of all the characters in plush.

Los Angeles County announced earlier this month that it would lift most of its indoor mask mandates. If this continues to be the case, there will most likely be minimal COVID measures in place when the park opens, unlike Japan’s Super Nintendo World opening, which took place at the height of the pandemic and allowed for only a limited number of guests.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, which opened in 2016, was the park’s most recent big launch and reportedly cost around $265 million to complete.

Featured Image via Theme Park Insider

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